Counselors are available to assist students and provide services in the following areas:
- Academic counseling to clarify educational goals and develop educational plans
- Career counseling and assessment to explore interests, skills, values, work attitudes and personality traits related to the career decision making process
- Personal counseling to uncover factors serving as barriers to future success and strategies to overcome them
- Information on satisfying requirements necessary for transferring to four-year public, private and out-of-state colleges and universities
- Vocational rehabilitation for students with disabilities
- Academic and progress probation counseling
- Veterans counseling and educational planning services
To schedule an appointment, call or visit our office, or schedule an appointment using our online appointment system.
Welcome to the Contra Costa College Counseling Center
Location: Student Services Center, Room 108 (SSC-108)
Telephone: (510) 215-3934 or (510) 215-3936
FALL 2014 HOURS:
The counseling department will be closed the following holidays: September 1, September 26, November 10, November 27 & November 28. Please note that our office will also be closed on September until 4pm. There will be no drop-ins on this day.
IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
Drop-in appointments are available daily for quick questions and emergency problem solving. Please keep in mind that drop-ins are limited to 15 minutes, so it is best to book an appointment for most of your counseling needs.
Financial aid appeals, reinstatements, and full educational plans REQUIRE appointments. Please do not plan to drop in for any of these matters.
EOPS, DSPS and CalWORKS students: please book your appointments with the department, as general counseling does not manage these schedules. For quick questions, you can always drop-in to see a general counselor, but it is best to meet with a counselor designated to your program.
Veterans: When calling to book an appointment for VA Ed-Planning/GI Bill inquiries, please specify that you are a veteran. Veteran appointments are available in the Veteran Corner (next to Admissions) on Mondays from 8am-12pm and Thursdays from 8am-10am. Drop-in counseling hours for veterans are also in the Veteran Corner on Tuesdays from 10am-11am.
ATTENTION NEW STUDENTS !!!
Please follow the Steps to Success for detailed information to ensure you are on the right path to earning your associate degree and/or transferring to a four-year institution. After applying and receiving a student ID number (and applying for financial aid if applicable), you must first complete an assessment test in English and math before registering for COUNS-108 Introduction to college.
This course will prepare you for college and help you with your educational planning and academic goals. You may contact the Counseling Center or Assessment Center for a test appointment or schedule online by selecting ‘Students’ on the navigation menu and then selecting the ‘Assessment’ tab and scrolling down the page to ‘Book an Assessment Appointment’.
Registering for COUNS-108 is done through the InSite/WebAdvisor portal, just as with any college course; 0.3 units and the cost is about $10. We recommend taking COUNS-108 before the semester you plan on registering for classes. For example, if enrolling for a Fall term you should apply for the Summer term in order to register for COUNS-108 in the Summer.This will also you help you get a better priority registration date for the next term once you complete COUNS-108
Our professionally trained counselors are delighted to be part of your educational journey. Our interest is in students’ success and will do what is within our scope to assist you in reaching your educational goals. Our counselors are committed to meeting the various needs of Contra Costa College’s diverse student population. As counselors, we act as support persons who help and can guide you through educational planning, decision-making, goal setting, and outlining the steps necessary to reach academic, career, and personal goals.
Counseling Department Mission Statement
Contra Costa College counselors embrace the belief that every human being is unique and capable of growth. To this end, it is our commitment to assist students with planning and decisions which affect their educational, career and personal goals. It is our aim to provide this assistance in a confidential, positive, and supportive environment in which students feel free to voice their ideas and issues related to pursuing their goals. It is our intent, as well as our responsibility to respect the dignity and diverse needs of each student, and to encourage growth and development in the best interest of each student. Finally, we strive to provide appropriate support and instructor which empowers students to achieve their goals.
Students may schedule either a half-hour or up to one hour educational planning appointments in order to get assistance from a counselor. Drop-in counseling services for ten to fifteen minute intervals are normally offered on a daily basis. Counseling appointments are usually booked out 2-3 weeks in advance, so please plan accordingly!